Islamic preacher abducted in Kaduna by Gunmen

Al-Garkawy abducted by gunmen. The Police Command in Kaduna State on Friday confirmed that Malam Ahmad Garko, an Islamic preacher known as ‘Al-Garkawy had been abducted by gunmen while working in his farm.

The PPRO for the command, DSP Murkhtar Aliyu, confirmed the incident in a statement in Kaduna.
Aliyu said that the preacher was abducted on Thursday along with two other persons, believed to be either his sons or students.

“The Kaduna State Police Command wishes to categorically state that, on Thursday at about 1 PM, a distress call was received that one Malam Ahmad Garko, popularly known as ‘Al-Garkawy’ went to his farm in Maguzawa village, Igabi Local Government Area.

“He was unfortunately intercepted by unknown Armed Men on Motorbikes alongside two others.
“On receipt of the call, teams of policemen immediately mobilized to the area but the hoodlums escaped with the victims.

Aliyu also said, “Tactical Units have been deployed; two persons were so far arrested in connection with the incident and rescue mission remains the utmost priority.“

He said investigation had commenced in an effort to rescue the preacher and the two other victims.

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